Twins Win in Ninth
Minneapolis — Chris Parmelee hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame David Ortiz’s big night to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Tuesday.
Ortiz went 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, but it wasn’t enough.
Kurt Suzuki singled with two outs off reliever Andrew Miller (1-1) before Parmelee lined an 0-1 pitch into the right-field seats for his first two RBIs of the season.
Eduardo Nunez homered and Brian Dozier had two RBIs in a five-run second for Minnesota.
Ortiz hit solo homers in the first and fourth and is tied with Jim Rice on the Red Sox list with 382. It was the 42nd multihomer game for Big Papi, who began his career with the Twins.
Ortiz added an RBI single in the sixth and another one in the seventh that made it 6-5.
Tigers 4, Orioles 1
Baltimore — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tigers, down to their last strike, rallied past Baltimore.
After being held scoreless on three hits over the first eight innings, the Tigers used a reversed call to win. Detroit was 0-12 when trailing going into the ninth before mounting the improbable comeback.
Blue Jays 5, Indians 4
Toronto — R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Juan Francisco homered and Toronto beat Cleveland.
Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera threw out Carlos Santana at the plate to end the eighth inning, preserving Toronto’s one-run lead.
Astros 8, Rangers 0
Houston — Dallas Keuchel pitched a seven-hitter for his first major league shutout, leading Houston past Texas.
Keuchel (4-2) struck out seven without a walk. He gave up just one extra-base hit, a double by Adrian Beltre in the first inning, and threw his second career complete game.
Padres 2, Reds 1
Cincinnati — Chase Headley homered in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, the first hit the hard-throwing lefty allowed since his return from being hit in the head by a line drive, and San Diego beat Cincinnati.
The Padres got their season-high fourth straight win despite managing only three hits. Seth Smith had the only two hits that Mike Leake allowed in the first eight innings.
Brewers 5, Pirates 2
Milwaukee — Jonathan Lucroy hit a bases-loaded, two-run single, and the battered Brewers withstood the early exits of star outfielders Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun to beat Pittsburgh.
Gomez scored the second run on Lucroy’s single in the third after getting hit by a changeup from Gerrit Cole (3-3). It was their first meeting since the teams brawled last month in Pittsburgh after Cole and Gomez exchanged words.
Mets 12, Yankees 7
New York — Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a three-run homer Tuesday night and the Mets roughed up fill-in starter Vidal Nuno to beat the Yankees for a two-game sweep in the Bronx.
Granderson connected for the second consecutive game in his old home ballpark, helping the Mets jump out to a quick lead after they used four homers to rally for a 9-7 victory a night earlier.
David Wright had three hits and two RBIs, and Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) pitched 32⁄3 innings in relief of a wild Zack Wheeler as the Mets won their sixth straight against their crosstown rivals, including a 4-0 mark last year.
Angels 4, Phillies 3
Philadelphia — Luis Jimenez hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning, Matt Shoemaker tossed five effective innings and Los Angeles beat Philadelphia.
Mike Trout went 1 for 5 with more than 4,000 fans from his hometown of Millville, New Jersey in the crowd. The two-time All-Star centerfielder grew up in the small town 45 minutes south of Philadelphia.
Royals 5, Rockies 1
Kansas City, Mo. — James Shields cooled down hot-hitting Colorado over seven sharp innings, Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez both homered and Kansas City beat the Rockies.
The only run Shields allowed came on an RBI single by Justin Morneau in the fourth inning. Shields (5-3) followed it up by retiring the final 10 batters he faced, striking out the side in the sixth inning and fanning Troy Tulowitzki for the 1,500th strikeout of his career.
Alcides Escobar added a pair of RBIs, and relievers Wade Davis and Aaron Crow wrapped up the win for the Royals.
Franklin Morales (3-3) gave up four of the five runs for the Rockies. He allowed eight hits and four walks without a strikeout in five innings, needing 99 pitches just to get that far.
Marlins Ace Has Tear
Los Angeles — Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has a significant tear in his right elbow and the team doctor is recommending that he have Tommy John surgery.
Team president Michael Hill made the announcement in the Dodger Stadium press box during Tuesday night’s game against Los Angeles.
The rehabilitation period for Tommy John surgery can be 12 to 18 months. Several prominent pitchers have already had the elbow ligament transplant procedure this year.
Fernandez is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts.